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Old 02 October 2008, 17:04   #1
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In Southampton, Hamble, Warsash, Bursledon etc

Any advice on who to contact concerning availability/other usual details?

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Old 03 October 2008, 08:19   #2
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Laurence,
Have you considered dry stack? Probably about the same cost but easier to get to, & no barnacles to scrape off! As ease of use its the same as a pontoon - the boat is waiting there for you in the water.
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Old 03 October 2008, 09:11   #3
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Have you considered dry stack? Probably about the same cost but easier to get to, & no barnacles to scrape off! As ease of use its the same as a pontoon - the boat is waiting there for you in the water.
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Yes i've thought about it - was hoping to find some rough moorings prices so I could compare the two..

Any ideas price wise?

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Old 03 October 2008, 09:35   #4
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http://www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/mdl/ have loads of marinas in the Soton area.

http://www.premiermarinas.com/pages/swanwick_marina have one in the hamble.
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Try www.southamptondrystack.co.uk

I cannot fault them. Very friendly and most helpful and most importantly you get a very good service
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Hi Laurence

Keep my 6.5m at Eastlands Boatyard which is up river under the motorway bridge passed Swanick and Bursledon. They have a 'trailor sailor' facility as the slipway is tidal and usable approx 2 hours each side of high tide. You can either moor up on a holding pontoon until you want to get the boat out or they offer launch and recovery service when the tide isnt right for launching which is 25 in and out or 15 one way. All you have to do is call the day before so when you get there the boat is in the water and ready to go. I am paying 91 plus vat per month plus launch and recovery fees as appropriate. You have to commit to 3 months at a time.

Seems pretty secure, although there was a story recently of someone nicking an outboard from there which did require them to carry the thing acroos the fields which shows they were pretty determined! There is a heafty pin number controlled gate for out of hours and also good clean toilets and shower on site which are also pin number controlled. Ample parking also.

Also its on the same site as Rib Shop for repairs and servicing if required which can save alot of messing about delivering boats and so on when your outboard needs looking at or general repairs.

They do offer mooring too so suggest you visit www.eastlandsboatyard.com

I guess the down side is the distance it is up river - so a good 40 min chug to the solent which can be a bit of a drag.

Hope this helps!
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http://www.hambleyachtservices.co.uk...y_Stacking.pdf

worth a look - cheaper than MDL
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Yes i've thought about it - was hoping to find some rough moorings prices so I could compare the two..

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I'm not absolutely certain for rib size boats but I'm sure for yachts that dry sailing works out very favourably compared with a marina pontoon in the Solent area. Dry sailing, clearly, also means the hull stays clean and, er, dry!

We dry sail a 40' from HYS and they have been excellent. Their dry-stack operation has increased substantially over the past 2 years. I'd expect them to be v good here too as they have plenty of experience in lifting all sizes! But Sotn Dry stack always gets good reviews too and (I suspect) they may even be a bit cheaper.
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Dry stack everytime

I have used Hamble point as a trailer launch storage and looked into using their dry stack but the price last year was the same as keeping the 8 metre on a mooring. You get a good package from MDL if you a full member on dry stack or mooring which also gives fuel discounts at their operation and free overnight stops at their marinas, so this could offset the costs. I use Southampton dry stack and as everyone states they are good, reliable and very careful with your boat. Pricing for 8 metres at MDL Hamble is about 4000 on racks outside and Southampton about 3500 if under cover(think those are correct) and less if outside.
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